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Ten GE turbines for 15 MW Kitakyushu project

Japan Wind Development Co Ltd will start producing electricity at its partly owned 15 MW NS Wind Power station in Fukuoka prefecture in March. The developer won the project in a wind-only tender put out by the utility last year. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will finance one-third of the ´3 billion development of ten GE Wind 1.5 MW turbines. Construction is taking place at the coast in Hibikinada Port area, in Kitakyushu, on a site leased from Kitakyushu municipal government. The wind plant will supply 35 million kWh annually to Kyushu Electric Power Co on a 15 year contract. NS Wind Power is a joint venture between Japan wind Development Co and Nippon Steel.

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